Thursday, April 25, 2013

Birds, Bee's, Flowers and there's a Tree Outside

Let me tell you bout the birds and the bees and the pollen in the trees...wait, you mean that's not the way it's supposed to go!  Well, that's certainly the way it is around here!  LOL!
Please don't look too closely because the floor of my screen porch is covered in pollen again.  I have already thoroughly cleaned this porch once but it's back again.  Atleast this time is just a dusting and will clean up easily.  Just another beautiful reminder that spring is here, right?

I hope you won't mind, but I just couldn't pass up a chance to get back in the game with this tablescape challenge of Birds, Bees, Flowers or Trees from Cuisine Kathleen's.

It's been quite awhile since I've been able to play with you ladies but I hope this setting won't disappoint.  Also, please excuse the overcast look of my photos as the sun keeps going in and out trying to decide what it's going to do today.  

The best thing about this setting was I had everything right here at home at my fingertips.  All I had to do was pull it all together.

I had no problems finding flowers.

And certainly no problem finding any birds around here too.

I was especially excited to bring out my newest acrylic glasses that I bought from work several months ago.

They are acrylic hobnail glasses.  I saw these just last week at Hobby Lobby as well.  They also have them in different colors at HL if your interested.

I thought this flatware since it is so outdoorsy went pretty well with this setting too.

More birds... see I told you had lot's of birds!

Finally, because you have been sooo patiently waiting, let me show you my most favorite part of this setting.

This is it!  I actually had one thing with bee's on it!

One small little honeycomb candle holder that I picked up at a garage sale somewhere.  

Since it was so small and I didn't want it to get lost on the table I decided to make it a centerpiece by creating a whole cloche around it.  I love, love, a challenge!

Then to finish it all off I decided place markers were in order here.

Yep, those are actually old rusty metal markers I've used in my real herb plants.

Just print out a piece of paper with some names, a piece of tape and you are good to go.  Care to to be my guest and join me today?

Your always welcome!

And we can certainly talk about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees!

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Have a great day and great weekend everyone!
Thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. This is delightful. I am particularly taken by the wide runner that you have laid across your table. Somehow is provides just the perfect balance for a table for two, which I often find hard to create effectively. Your precious birdies reminded me that I have some of my grandmother's small porcelain birds. You've inspired me to dig them out of the closet where they live. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  2. Lovely tablescape. Where did you get the acrylic bird napkin rings?

    1. Hi Anon! Sorry to say this but I got the clear acrylic bird napkin rings from Hobby Lobby a few years ago. Maybe you can google them and see if you can find some. Best of luck!

  3. Mary, I'll be right over to join you at this adorable table! I've had pollen problems this spring but I'm hoping things are about to clear up! You hit all the points in this challenge! Of course I love the bird napkin rings (I used them in my post also) and those plates are so bright and happy! I have lots of birds at my house also, but not so many bees!

  4. What a cute table setting...♥ the bright plates, so many colors you can accessorize with. It hasn't really been warm enough to dine al fresco here, yet!
    Have a great week...

  5. What a fun tablescape! I think it is so cheery, and I think it's in the perfect setting.

    Don't you love those bamboo-handled pieces of flatware? I have some like them, and they always make me smile. And I also love your hob-nail glasses. Cute plates and other accoutrements, too.

    I was glad to see this post from you. I've been MIA off and on, too, but am coming up for air. LOL



  6. Mary- It looks so pretty. LOVE the little beehive in the center and the dishes are wonderful! I so wish we could get outside. This weather has been awful here-still snow on the ground. You did a great job- xo Diana

  7. What a SUPER idea to use the vintage garden markers as place card holders!!! I haven't seen markers like that in YEARS! They're perfect for this setting!

    Your bird napkin rings are so cute!! They work nicely with all the other birds on the table but stand out because they are see-thru. Love that!

    Congratulations on your beautiful new hobnail glasses! They're really pretty! I have seen them at TJ Maxx as well as Hobby Lobby. I'm on a buying hiatus, otherwise I would have bought some in a couple of colors for summer!

    Very nice interpretation of birds, bees, flowers and trees!!! (And I didn't see any pollen anywhere!) :-)

  8. I'm so glad you joined the challenge! I have been away from it too, but like you just wanted to join this one. I guess the topic was an inspiring one. I love your table, and my favorite two parts are the bird plates (love the one in flight!) and the centerpiece with the cloche and little honeycomb candle holder. What a perfect center for the theme table.

    Oh! And I loved the placecards too.
    And the flatware actually looks tree-ish to me so I'm calling them trees.

    Great job! I love a challenge so much!

  9. Hi Mary, you did a great job on Kathleen's challenge. I love your plates, the darling birdie napkin rings and your pretty hobnail goblets. I love your outdoor setting and your pictures turned out great. Thank you for your visit. I'm your newest follower :).

  10. I love your outdoor table, Mary. I am glad you joined. Your plates are pretty and the acrylic stems are beautiful. Love all the birds and the bee candle holder. We used the same flatware....Christine

  11. What a great tablescape! I love the runner, and your plates are so colorful and fresh. Gotta look for those glasses. Come over and enter my giveaway. :)

  12. This is a very pretty place for a spring table. I love your screened in porch and the lovely garden in the background. The darling birds on your plates accent the other birds on the table. Glad you acquired the new glassware for you table which adds alot to the tablescape. Thanks for sharing!


  13. Hi Mary! Sorry I haven't been around for a while, the days are just going by to fast I think, here it is already the end of April!!!
    Love your table all decorated with the birds and bees, pretty cute with the yardsale candle holder:)
    Have a great week ahead...oh, I quit my job I'm just going to enjoy my days:)

  14. Mary, Mary, how does it go? So good to see you!
    Love your table, and your new glassware is so pretty! Your table is so cheerful, love the colors!
    Thanks for linking to the challenge at Let's Dish!


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